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Stan Herd is an artist, and his medium is the Midwestern landscape — he shapes farmers' fields, parks, landfills and other wide-open spaces into representational works and abstractions, often visible only from aircraft. (In 1988, he plowed a portrait of an American Indian in a Kansas field, using 450 children from Oskaloosa Elementary School as the beads in the headdress.) Herd speaks at 7 p.m. in the Hudson Auditorium of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park, 913-469-3000 ). His talk on "The Prairie Renaissance," following a 6 p.m. reception, touches on themes of prairie art and the ways in which contemporary artists approach the landscape. To honor the unconventional medium that Herd explores, the school hopes to commission a Herd original that will be created over the next two years on the west side of the campus, in collaboration with the horticulture department. The event is free and open to the public. — Chris Packham


Wed., Nov. 10, 7 p.m., 2010

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